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  • Blog Post: RM at Bett 2013

    Guest post by RM , one of our Microsoft Bett 2013 partners Right next to the Bett 2013 arena is where you’ll find RM Education at Bett 2013 and the leading school technology partner will be showcasing a range of exciting new products – many of which are free of charge. The Bett things in life from RM...
  • Blog Post: RM Technical Seminar in Birmingham by Gerald Haigh

    Gerald Haigh is a freelance journalist who writes regularly for the Microsoft Education Blogs. Towards the end of April I went to Birmingham, to one of the nine Technical Seminars which RM ran in venues around the country this Spring. They were primarily dealing with technical challenges schools face...
  • Blog Post: Steps to the Cloud with RM

      Chris Munday, Head of Proposition Development, RM   has written a guest post on his thoughts on the benefits of Cloud and which steps to take to get there, of which will be further discussed at BETT   When you think about what Cloud computing can offer within education, the possibilities...
  • Blog Post: Free School Workshop with RM, 23rd November 2011

    Technology experts from Microsoft and RM are coming together along with RM educationalists to bring you a Free Schools Workshop on Wednesday 23rd November. This is a great chance for delegates to get hands on with the latest technology in the RM REAL Centre, and to discuss how integrated design of furniture...
  • Blog Post: Live@edu takes off for RM's customers

    The Live@edu service , which is our cloud-hosted email and collaboration service*, has been chosen as the standard schools email system by a growing number of local authorities and Regional Broadband Consortia. Two years ago London Grid for Learning chose it, and the DCSF highlighted the potential for...
  • Blog Post: The RM Slate pricing is live on the web

    On Monday, I wrote about the beautiful RM Slate , and how much I wanted one. Well tonight I've found the RM Slate web page for it on the RM website ( not sure why this isn't highlighted on the home page, because if I was selling something so attractive, it'd be slap bang in the middle! ) Anyway, the...
  • Blog Post: The new RM Slate PC

    I was away at the end of last week, so I didn't see that details on RM's upcoming slate PC had made their way onto the web. Called the RM Slate, it does exactly what you'd expect - a fully functioning PC running Windows, in the style of a pad/tablet/slate device. You can read about the full details on...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips – 3 – Switch to Low Energy PCs

    Part three of the series of Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips for schools , based on my BETT 2010 presentation. My next tip is to think about the energy usage of your computers in school. According to the latest research from BESA , primary schools have an average of 50 computers per school, and secondary...
  • Blog Post: Home Access Programme Approved Suppliers

    This post refers to the pilot of the Home Access Programme, for 2009, which has now finished. There's now an updated blog post all about the Home Access Programme Suppliers for 2010 , which is much more useful to you! A little earlier I got my “Dummy’s Guide to the Home Access Programme” done,...
  • Blog Post: Ultra-low cost laptops

    The market for ultra-low-cost laptops is continuing to move forwards. At the point when the Asus EeePC/Asus RM miniBook were released, it created a buzz in education. Basically it was easy to see how it would be possible to imagine that every student could have a device, which is cheap, light and small...
  • Blog Post: RM Asus Minibook news

    A short snippet - the Windows XP version of the RM Asus minibook (also known as the Asus eeePC) was announced at BETT 2008, with availability scheduled for April. Well the RM website is now accepting orders for them. It comes with a decent specification - 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM - meaning that...
  • Blog Post: How robust does a laptop for education have to be?

    Imagine. You're designing a laptop specifically for use in education . How robust do you have to make it? Is this robust enough? The engineers at RM took theirs into the car park, and then drove cars over one, to see how much abuse it could survive. Three cars later (and car number 2 definitely...
  • Blog Post: ICT up close and personal

    Following on from the BETT exhibition in London, one of our partners, RM are taking their show on the road. Between now and March, RM staff (and their very big truck) will be taking to the roads around the country, to visit schools, colleges and local authorities - giving you the chance to see some of...
  • Blog Post: Software for school pupils - at education prices

    Students don't have much money. Christmas is coming - along with a new PC. What do they do about software? Well, it has always been possible for pupils to buy Microsoft software at educational prices (ie cheaper than they can buy it from normal retailers and online stores), but I have to admit that it...
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